Messy day. I got up at 4 a.m. for a business trip to Cincinnati, then got delayed by four hours, but made it to Irving Plaza just in time for my beloved B-52s. I missed “Wig” and got a beer during “Mesopotamia.” Once my equilibrium of home turf and a beer settled in, I was ready for the band I consider the Scissor Sisters of the 1970s and ’80s. I love this band so much that I catch them every time they tour. They’re still a major party band.
I still love their 2008 Funplex album and they played quite a bit off of it: the title track plus “Love in the Year 3000,” “Too Much to Think About,” “Eyes Wide Open” and “Hot Corner.” Perennial favorites “Roam” and “Love Shack” were covered, along with random oldies “Lava,” “52 Girls” and “Whammy Kiss.” My favorite song is the Cindy Wilson-led “Give Me Back My Man.” She delivers every single time. Amazing. Kate Pierson’s stunning vocals shine in so many of their songs but it’s “Planet Claire” that always makes me smile. They closed with none other than “Rock Lobster.”